As messaging apps become increasingly popular, users are looking for more ways to communicate than just text. Telegram is one such messaging app that has recently added voice and video messages to its platform. These new features allow users to communicate with each other in a more personal way. However, with the addition of these new features, there are also new concerns. Some people worry that these features could be used to harass or bully others. To address this, Telegram has implemented a system of restrictions on who can send you voice and video messages. You can set up voice/video messages for only your contacts, everybody, or even nobody. Here’s how to do it;
Before, we proceed, you need to know that this option is only available for Telegram Premium subscribers.
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To Restrict who can send you Voice and Video messages on Telegram;
Step 1: Start the Telegram app on your smartphone.
Step 2: Navigate to the Settings tab. For iOS, the Settings tab is located in the bottom right corner of the screen. If you are using an Android phone, tap the hamburger icon in the upper-left corner and choose Settings.
Step 3: Go for Private and Security.
Step 4: On the Privacy and Security page, select Voice Messages.
- To enable Voice Messages for only your contacts tap on My Contacts.
- To open voice and video messages to any Telegram user select ‘Everybody.‘ By default, this option will be enabled.
- To avoid voice and video messages altogether, tap Nobody.
Overall, this privacy feature will help you avoid unwanted messages from strangers or unsolicited people from your contact list. Subscribers who use the free-Telegram version have no option but to adhere to receiving voice and video messages from everybody. If another Telegram user keeps bombarding you with unwanted audio or videos, choose to block their Telegram account instead.